Chobe Game Lodge

Maun, Botswana

The hotel

The only permanent game lodge located within the Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is an absolute must for any traveller looking to explore this world famous game park. In an incredible setting, the lodge boasts the 250m long ‘Chobe Deck of Fame’ boardwalk which overlooks the Chobe River, allowing you unrestricted viewing of elephants, hippos, lions and more as they come down to the river bank to drink. The area is known for its large concentration of elephants which congregate in large herds and often swim across the river in the summer months, creating scenes you could only ever dream of! Other members of the 'Big Five' are also prolific, get up even closer on a quiet electric powered game drive vehicle or enjoy a unique view from one of the lodge’s electric boats – making the lodge the first electric-powered safari operator in Africa. The river safaris are particularly special and elephants are almost guaranteed but for a romantic evening, try the sunset cruise! Close to Livingstone and a great place to end your holiday or as a safari option from Victoria Falls, your time here will be unforgettable. Beautifully decorated and newly refurbished with graceful high arches and barrel-vault ceilings, the atmosphere is one of spaciousness and tranquillity. It was even good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, as a frequent guests she even married Richard Burton here is 1975. There’s a large swimming pool to relax by and a riverside BOMA around which to enjoy traditional entertainment. African bliss.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the banks of the Chobe River, in the north east of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Transfer time from Kasane Airport: 45 minutes. Transfer time from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls: approximately 2 hours.

Hotel information

40 standard rooms and 4 suites. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private patio, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Standard Rooms are river-facing with 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, all soft drinks and local brand alcoholic beverages with one complimentary mini-bar per day. Two scheduled activities per day. National Park entrance fees and complimentary airport transfers from/to Kasane airport. Laundry services.

  • Long stay offer: Stay 4 nights or more and receive a complimentary upgrade to a suite (subject to availability), one private dinner, one day trip/cultural experience and one breakfast cruise. Valid for stays 1 Jan–31 Dec '20. 

Riverside BOMA, dining terrace and open air patio. 2 bars. Game activities in 4x4 vehicles or on a river boat safari. Sundowner cruises are also available. Large deck for game viewing. Swimming pool. Gym. Massage room*. Library. Curio shop. Traditional evening entertainment. Laundry facility.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 night itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone to Chobe
Pick up at Livingstone airport or your hotel for the road and boat transfer to Chobe Game Lodge. Afternoon game activity. (D)
Day 2-3: Chobe Game Lodge
Daily game activities in Chobe. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Chobe Game Lodge to Livingstone
Morning road and boat transfer to Livingstone airport (a visa will be required for re-entry into Zambia) or your chosen hotel. Alternatively add a Botswana safari. (B)

Inclusions:

-3 nights accommodation
-All meals
-3 scheduled activities per day
-All soft drinks and local brand beverages
-Complimentary mini-bar at Chobe Game Lodge
-National Park Entrance Fees
-Laundry services
-Medical evacuation
-Scheduled road transfers as specified above

* Denotes local charge.

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Nov 4, 2019 Ronald G Bracebridge, Canada

My wife and I spent a few nights on safari at Chobe, and were more than thrilled with all aspects of the adventure. Our accommodation was first class, the amenities and surroundings outstanding, and the staff was friendly, helpful, and unfailingly happy to assist. Our lady guide, RB, was extremely knowledgeable of game in Chobe, And got us… Read more
My wife and I spent a few nights on safari at Chobe, and were more than thrilled with all aspects of the adventure. Our accommodation was first class, the amenities and surroundings outstanding, and the staff was friendly, helpful, and unfailingly happy to assist. Our lady guide, RB, was extremely knowledgeable of game in Chobe, And got us intimately close, yet prudently away, from game big and small. Being able to both morning and afternoon rides, with a river journey after lunch, was an added bonus. Highly recommend Read less
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Oct 30, 2019 Jo B

I just loved my stay here. The accommodations were beautiful. Food was outstanding. Game drives and river boating were fantastic. Our guide was the fabulous, Vivian. She’s great - knowledgeable, skilled and fit well into our crazy group. We saw It all. Great time. We had Sundowners (adult beverages and snacks) each end of day and sang songs. The… Read more
I just loved my stay here. The accommodations were beautiful. Food was outstanding. Game drives and river boating were fantastic. Our guide was the fabulous, Vivian. She’s great - knowledgeable, skilled and fit well into our crazy group. We saw It all. Great time. We had Sundowners (adult beverages and snacks) each end of day and sang songs. The lodge is gorgeous. This place is not to be missed! Read less
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Oct 30, 2019 cookiereddot London, United Kingdom

Great people, who care almost as much about their guests experience as they do about the wildlife. Huge focus on doing things properly and respecting nature whilst getting visitors as close to the animals as possible - on water and on land. Stunning part of the world and an unbeatable experience - truly breathtaking. Thanks to everyone for at… Read more
Great people, who care almost as much about their guests experience as they do about the wildlife. Huge focus on doing things properly and respecting nature whilst getting visitors as close to the animals as possible - on water and on land. Stunning part of the world and an unbeatable experience - truly breathtaking. Thanks to everyone for at Chobe game lodge for making this visit so fantastic. Read less
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Oct 27, 2019 Mike M Bristol, United Kingdom

As part of our tour in South Africa we stayed at the Chobe Game Lodge. The lodge is stunning and the rooms are really nice. Great bar and restaurant facilities and small pool. The complex takes in the Safari Lodge next door and also has. Sunset bar next to the campsite. The food at breakfast lunch and dinner over the two days was excellent. We… Read more
As part of our tour in South Africa we stayed at the Chobe Game Lodge. The lodge is stunning and the rooms are really nice. Great bar and restaurant facilities and small pool. The complex takes in the Safari Lodge next door and also has. Sunset bar next to the campsite. The food at breakfast lunch and dinner over the two days was excellent. We had river and land cruises through the national park. We saw Huge amount of Elephants many Hippos, impala giraffes baboons and exotic birds. I would definitely recommend this lodge. Read less
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Oct 25, 2019 100nights19flights Japan

Welcomed by name on arrival and the hospitality was outstanding. We were booked for 2 nights but after a drink overlooking the hundreds of elephants (at a distance) we booked an additional night. Go at your own pace. One night is too short. Two nights is good but if you can afford a third night you won't be disappointed. We booked direct and our… Read more
Welcomed by name on arrival and the hospitality was outstanding. We were booked for 2 nights but after a drink overlooking the hundreds of elephants (at a distance) we booked an additional night. Go at your own pace. One night is too short. Two nights is good but if you can afford a third night you won't be disappointed. We booked direct and our room was in the main building. It had once been two room but was renovated into one. (Still had 2 bathrooms - 1 with a giant tub) Read less